Kyoko Imamura, MD, DrMedSci, PhD

Independent Consultant.  Past President Japanese Association of Pharmaceutical Medicine


Dr Imamura graduated from Kumamoto University Medical School in 1982, and started resident training at Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo. She obtained Dr of Medical Science (in Cellular Biology) from Jikei University School of Medicine in 1989, upon completion of study experience in clinical pharmacology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA. She also obtained PhD (in Outcomes Research) from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK in 1995. She has experienced pharmaceutical development and marketing in pharmaceutical companies (foreign-based) and CRO in Japan since 1995.

After a series of practices from basic science, clinical orthopedics, and outcomes research, Dr. Imamura built up her career in pharmaceutical industry by taking leading roles in R&D and medical affairs.  She has been an independent consultant since 2012,

Dr. Imamura had three roles for her contribution to Pharmaceutical Medicine as a discipline and profession as Chairperson of JAPhMed (Japanese Association of Pharmaceutical Medicine) until July 2015, she has been active in promoting the medical perspectives and responsibilities in R&D and product life cycle management. As a member of board of directors for ACRP-Japan (ACRP: Association of Clinical Research Professionals), she promoted talent development of CRCs (Clinical Research Coordinators) and CRAs (Clinical Research Associates) involved in global clinical studies.

Since 2013, she has been serving as a member of board of directors for ACRES-Japan (ACRES: Alliance for Clinical Research Excellency and Safety) with the objective of implementing a  global clinical research system in Japan.